Monday, March 14, 2011

First senior church official in court for charges of abuse cover up


In what is believed to be the first time in the history of the Roman Catholic priest sexual abuse scandal in the United States, a senior church official is to appear in court Monday on charges of covering up the activities of predator priests.

Several priests have been tried and jailed over the years on charges of sexually abusing minors. But Msgr. William J. Lynn, a pastor who headed the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s office of clergy from 1992 to 2004, is believed to be the first managerial-level official in the country to be charged not with abusing minors himself but with protecting those who did.[...]

1 comment :

  1. Unfortunately, this does not bode well for the Jewish world. All it would take is a couple boys/ girls who were abused who are willing to speak out and the frum world as we know it in the US will be finished in two respects.

    1) We could potentially watch our 'Gedolim' being charged with conspiracy to cover up abuse

    2) The potential finaicial penalties would be too much for the community to absorb


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